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PHP 7 Compatible Store Locator v3.99 Released

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 

Issues this Update Fixes:
- Further improved geocoding (assigning coordinates to locations)
- “Cannot read property ‘documentElement’ of null” Firefox/Chrome inspector error
- Blank / gray / not-loading Store Locator map
**Download update now, avoid any current/future compatibility issues**
PHP 7 Compatible Store Locator v3.99 Released, Other Great Updates

WordPress Store Locator is geared to perform on PHP 7

How to Update to v3.99

A) FTP Method:

1) Download the latest Store Locator zip file

2) Go to your site’s WP Admin plugin uploader by navigating to: Plugins > Add New > click “Upload Plugin” button

3) Log into your website via FTP, go to ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory and re-name your current ‘/store-locator/’ folder to something like ‘/store-locator.old/’

4) Upload the Store Locator update zip file to the WP Admin plugin uploader (from step #2), and activate Store Locator

B) Easier Update Method (non-FTP):

1) Download this plugin zip file: Store Locator: Update Helper

2) Upload ‘Store Locator: Update Helper’ zip file via WP Admin > Plugins > Add New > click ‘Upload Plugin’ button … then activate it

3) Go to WP Admin > Plugins .. you should now see update notification for Store Locator … update Store Locator

4) Deactivate & delete ‘Store Locator: Update Helper’ via Plugins page

Note: Addons/themes, map settings, custom CSS won’t be affected by either update method.

 

Now you’re updated — moving forward, you should receive automatic update notifications, so you won’t need to perform the above steps again.

Now PHP 7 Compatible

Happy to mention that WordPress Store Locator v3.99′s most important feature is that it is fully PHP 7 compatible and ready to perform on the any server.

Thank you to users for feedback and especially providing compatibility reports detailing potential PHP 7 required updates that may have otherwise been missed.

In addition to PHP 7 compatibility, automatic updates should now be active again for your convenience.

v3.99 Changelog — Other important updates to note:

* Now fully PHP 7.0+ compatible – credit to users for feedback and compatibility reports
* Restored automatic updating functionality
* Adjusted Store Locator admin form input field sizes to fit WordPress 4.7+ styling
* Moved sl_env_var_filt() from readme module to sl-functions file. Helps w/ displaying environment variables
* Added Ukraine as a country/language
* v3.99.1 – Improved retrieving of store data
* v3.99.2 – WP version update, plugin file date update
* v3.99.3 – Improved geocoding; Updated API Key info & link; shortened ‘Tags’ input field for WP 4.7+ styling
* v3.99.4 – Admin interface updates – labeling & displaying addons & latest news feeds for some installs not always displaying them; Improvement for Multiple Mapper – filtering properly; 3rd-tier Addons Platform settings navigation improvement

Download Store Locator 3.99 Now:

 

Many Map APIs – Update WordPress Store Locator for Smooth Operations

Friday, January 15th, 2016 

New Year, Resolved Issues — Update WordPress Store Locator

Happy New Year

New Year ’16

Greetings to all — Happy New Year — hope that 2016 is off to a great start. This is a quick but informative message to update WordPress Store Locator to at least v3.85 or later in order to make sure not to experience conflicts with WordPress themes, plugins, or frameworks that also include the Google Maps API in their products, but that also unfortunately load the API on every page.

 

Over the Holidays …

Too many maps can cause problems

Too many maps can cause problems sometimes

It seems that, during approximately the three weeks following Dec 22nd, 2015, there was a quick rise in similar support questions concerning some users’ maps working most times, but sometimes unpredictably. This was caused on a few websites most often by an error in which the Google Maps API was being included mulitple times on one page, leading to unexpected results.

WordPress Store Locator v3.85 and later resolves this problem for pages specific to Store Locator, so once you’ve updated, everything should be fine again.

Download Here or Update Via Your WP Admin Dashboard

 

Store Locator v3.7 — Improvements With Custom Post Types & Page Builders

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 

Custom Post Types / Statuses / Page Builders

WordPress Store Locator Version 3.7As WordPress becomes more advanced, so do the techniques employed by theme & plugin authors.

To keep in step, noticed that custom post types, statuses, and page builders were sometimes causing some users’ maps not to show up at times by preventing the WordPress Store Locator‘s javascript from loading. Store Locator v3.7+ should fully fix that now.

Download Here or Update Via Your WP Admin Dashboard

Now, all should be fine — if your map is sometimes not loading, make sure to update! The latest version is now v3.8 as of this writing.

 

Store Locator Addon Notice: Save Template Before Updating Location Pages

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 

Location Pages Users: Save Template File (location-template.php) Before Updating If It’s Been Modified

Location Pages - WordPress Store Locator addonIf you have already made modifications to your ‘location-template.php’ file, save a copy of it to your computer before updating to Location Pages v1.1, released today. It will become ‘location-sample-template.php’ moving forward and will be used as a default template for first-time users.

After this update, your template’s HTML & template shortcode will be stored in the Store Locator’s database, but still modifiable from your Location Pages admin interface.

Great Feedback

Great feedback from our addon users, Early Access members, and regular/non-members in recent months — it has really aided in the development of new addon features and learning what users are looking forward to. Just released WordPress Store Locator v3.5 today, with many base Store Locator and major addon updates as a result.

 

Store Locator v2.13: Fixes Blank Admin Area Experienced By a Select Few

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 

Blank Store Locator Admin Area Fix

The latest version of the WordPress Store Locator (version 2.13) addresses a blank admin area experienced by a select few of you when trying to access your Store Locator’s admin.

Seemed to be caused by having certain functionality unavailable or turned off on your server (cURL or file_get_contents), but should now display the admin properly even with those functions off.

Stay Tuned

More Store Locator updates to come in December, stay tuned — and don’t forget to keep your Store Locator updated!

 

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